Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. dropped for the sixth consecutive week during the week ending March 19, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.972 following a four-tenths of a cent decrease during the most recent week.
Prices dropped in most regions, with the most significant decrease being seen in the Central Atlantic region, where prices fell by 2.1 cents. The most significant increase during the week was seen in the West Coast less California region, where prices rose by eight-tenths of a cent.
The cheapest diesel remains in the Gulf Coast region at an average of $2.786 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.858 per gallon.
The most expensive diesel is in California at $3.641 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.20 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $3.101
- Midwest – $2.898
- Rocky Mountain – $2.925
- West Coast less California – $3.06
ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw a 1.1-cent decrease in diesel prices during the week to $2.901 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.597 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.771 per gallon.